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Unique Partnership Promotes Conservation through Ranching

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A group of ranching and conservation organizations have formed a broad-based coalition to enhance ranching practices that consider important conservation issues throughout the West.

 

Mississippi's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy (Wildlife Action Plan)

Excerpts from Mississippi's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy (CWCS) applicable to Private Landowners.

 

Hunters - A Force for Conservation

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Hunting seasons are starting to open, making this a great time to commemorate the important role that hunters play in habitat conservation.

 

Mitigation and Conservation Banking

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To many landowners a threatened or endangered (T&E) species on their property is anathema because it can herald all kinds of state and federal limitations on use of their property.& ...

 

Conservation helps landowners ‘drought proof’ farms, ranches

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Uniform Conservation Easement Act Summary

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Although traditional uses of land for industrial, commercial, residential and agricultural purposes have continued, conservation and historic preservation have become important as well.

 

Cost-effective Conservation Practices

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This article includes ideas on how to improve your operation environmentally and economically.

 

Government, company agreementwill help farmers improve conservation practices

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Conservation Easements

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One tool for estate planners is the conservation easement, by which a landowner voluntarily restricts his or her land from being developed, restricts the amount of development or protects existing features, like a building facade with historic value.

 

Can I Really Preserve My Land and Make Money?

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Conservation easement income tax credits are a land preservation tool available to help Colorado landowners preserve their working farms and ranches and protect wildlife habitat and scenic views.

 

Cattleman Practices Good Conservation

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A Mississippi cattleman is using native grasses in a 200-acre intensive grazing operation that is both efficient and environmentally friendly.& ...

 

Protecting Nature, Harvesting Timber

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How different conservation groups got into managing forestland, and the lessons they've learned. 

 

Excerpts from California's Wildlife Action Plan applicable to Private Landowners

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We have done the work combing through the California Plan and excerpting all of the sections that are relevant to the needs and interested of private landowners.

 

Charitable Conservation Contribution of Real Property Sought in WI or IL

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A coalition of organizations that seek to provide sanctuary, rehabilitation, neutering and adoption services for a wide range of animals is seeking a home.

 

Alternatives to Real Estate Development Deriving Financial Benefits from Conservation and Mitigation Projects in Virginia - a Lender's Collateral Concerns

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In the current economic environment, landowners previously contemplating development or sale of their real property are seeking alternative ways to generate cash flow from their real property assets.

 

Bird Conservation in Private Ponderosa Pine Forests

American Bird Conservancy (ABC), in cooperation with the American Forest Foundation, Forest Restoration Partnership, and several other partners, is working with private landowners to implement bird conservation  measures in ponderosa pine habitat throughout the western United States.

 

Ranching as a Conservation Strategy - Can Old Ranchers Save the New West?

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Working ranches are often promoted as means of private rangeland conservation because they can safeguard ecosystem services, protect open space, and maintain traditional ranching culture.

 

Agricultural Conservation and the Next Farm Bill

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Reauthorization of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 farm bill) failed to pass in the 112th Congress, leaving it to the 113th Congress to continue the farm bill debate.

 

Turning Conservation Easement Tax Credits Into Cash - What Should I Expect?

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Once you have preserved your land with a conservation easement, you might be wondering exactly how you will turn the conservation easement income tax credits you received into cash.

 

Conservation Plan for Greater Sage-grouse in Utah

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Utah’s Conservation Plan for Greater Sage-grouse is designed to protect high-quality habitat, enhance impaired habitat and restore converted habitat to support conservation and restoration of the portion of the greater sage-grouse population within the State.

Search our Partner Database of Conservation Success Stories

Cooperative Conservation AmericaWhat is Cooperative Conservation America? CCA is a public forum for collecting and sharing the cooperative conservation stories, lessons, models and achievements of all Americans. It provides citizen conservationists from every walk of life an opportunity to contribute to, and learn from, a common pool of conservation knowledge, tools, and practices - a cumulative and evolving database of information that will advance citizen stewardship, foster community-based conservation, encourage and support the vital role of private lands and landowners, and expand and strengthen shared governance in the care and conservation of America's lands, waters, and wildlife.

 

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